When Light Left UsLeah Thomas
science fiction, young adult
Acclaimed author Leah Thomas crafts a wholly unique and heartfelt story about the aftermath of a family’s otherworldly experience.
When Hank, Ana, and Milo Vasquez's father left, nothing could fill the absence in their lives... until the shimmering figure of Luz appeared in the canyon behind their house.
Luz somehow filled the void. He wrote with seventeen-year-old Hank's hands. He showed fourteen-year-old Ana beautiful images when she closed her eyes. He spoke to eight-year-old Milo. But then Luz left, just like their father, and he took something from each of them. As the new school year begins, Ana, Hank, and Milo must carry on as if nothing happened, as if they are the same people as before. But how can they move forward from an experience that changed everything?
In a fascinating and heartfelt exploration of human — and non-human — nature, Leah Thomas shows the beauty and strength in the bond between family and true friends.
Leah Thomas frequently loses battles of wits against her students and her stories. When she's not huddled in cafes, she's usually at home pricking her fingers in service of cosplay. Leah lives in San Diego, California and is the author of Nowhere Near You and the William C. Morris YA Debut Award finalist Because You'll Never Meet Me.